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Summary: This first edition provides students with an understandable connection between the regulatory policies and industrial aspects of broadcast history and cultural contexts with audience reactions. This text engages students by providing a greater understanding and appreciation of the historical development of broadcasting in the U.S., especially with regard to the sociocultural, political and economic contexts, which account for the manner in which broadcasting develope ...show mored. Only Connect presents a more unified version of a history of both radio and television, from a critical studies perspective. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 02
Hilmes, Michele : University of Wisconsin, Madison
1. MAKING HISTORY.
The Power of History.
Nexus: Seeing Through "The Fifties."
History Equals The Past Plus Historiography.
History and Nation.
Nexus: The Strange Case of Dr.
2. BEFORE BROADCASTING. SOCIAL CONTEXT: THE "PROGRESSIVE ERA.
" The Rise of Popular Media."
Progression and Repression.
Nexus: The Scandal of Jazz.
From Radiotelegraphy to the Wireless.
Nexus: Radio "Hackers:" Hugo Gernsback and Hiram Percy Maxim.
3. BROADCASTING BEGINS: 1919-1926.
Social Context: The Jazz Age.
Nexus: Bertha Brainard and NBC.
Nexus: "Eveready Red" Wendell Hall.
4. COMMERCIAL NETWORK BROADCASTING: STRUCTURES, 1926-1940.
Social Context: Depression and New Deal.
Nexus: Battles in the Airwaves.
Nexus: CBS: "We Try Harder."
The Sponsor's Medium.
Nexus: J. Walter Thompson, Radio Showmen to the World.
5. RADIO FOR EVERYONE: CONTENT, 1926-1940.
The Media Milieu.
Popular Commercial Radio.
Nexus: Jack Benny and his Radio Family.
Nexus: All Irma's Children.
Critiques of Mass Culture.
6. WAR AT HOME AND ABROAD: 1940-1945.
Social Context: The Winds of War Blow Change.
Social Discourse: Thinking About Radio.
Nexus: Father Coughlin and the Masses.
Radio Goes to War.
Nexus: Americans All, Immigrants All.
Nexus: The Public Woman: The Story of Mary Marlin.
Nexus: Command Performance and Jubilee.
Up and Down with the FCC.
7. AT LAST TELEVISION: 1945-1955.
Social Context: Returning to "Normalcy."
The Media Environment.
Nexus: Black Radio, DJs, and Rock 'n' Roll.
Television's "Golden Age."
Regulation: High Quality, Low Quantity.
The Meaning of "Live" Nexus: Unruly Women: Sitcoms and TV.
Nexus: I Led 3 Lives.
8. THE DOMESTICATED MEDIUM, 1955-1965.
Social Context: The Way We Weren't.
Living With TV.
Nexus: Payola: Radio Rocks the Boat.
The Classic Network System Emerges.
Regulation: Corruption, Crackdown and Complacency.
Programming for Prosperity: "American TV."
Nexus: Just the Facts, Please, Ma'am.
Nexus: The Whole World is Watching.
9. THE CLASSIC NETWORK SYSTEM: 1965-1975.
Social Context: Something's Happening Here.
The Revolution in Media.
The Classic Network System and Its Discontents.
Regulation: Breaking Up the Bottleneck.
Nexus: Sorry, We Are Experiencing Racial Difficulties.
Programming: The Age of "Relevance."
Nexus: Smothering Protest.
Nexus: All in the American Family: The Bunkers and the Louds.
10. RISING DISCONTENT: 1975-1985.
Social Context: Crisis of Confidence.
Deregulation, Breakup, and Merger.
Nexus: Mark Fouler's Toaster.
Nexus: The Many Qualities of Fred Silverman.
Nexus: Female Trouble: Cagney and Lacey.
11. THE BIG CHANGE: 1985-1995.
Social Context: Extremes and Contradictions.
Media Matters: The Age of Synergy.
The Deregulated Decades.
Industry: Nothing Succeeds Like Excess.
Programs: Pushing the Envelope.
Nexus: Bochco Blues.
Nexus: The Cleavers Don't Live Here Anymore.
Nexus: The Return of Unruly Women: Daytime Talk.
Internet Utopias? Conclusion.
12. DIGITAL CONVERGENCE.
The Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Nexus: One-Step Forward, Three Steps Back?
Nexus: The Tabloid Presidency.
Nexus: Homicide, The Sopranos, Oxygen.
13. GOING GLOBAL.
Nexus: The Rise of the BBC.
Nexus: Glocality: India Goes Global and Local.
Nexus: Taiwan Television and Hsiang-Tu Hsi.
14.2000 AND BEYOND: LOOKING BACKWARD.
Nexus: Low Power Radio and Internet Audio.
Nexus: Rap Takes the Rap.
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